Effective teachers model and apply the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S**) as they design, implement, and assess learning experiences to engage students and improve learning; enrich professional practice; and provide positive models for students, colleagues, and the community.
This artifact is a lesson plan I created during a unit on 3-D Printing. It describes a project for a high school biology class in which students pair up and create an alien head from the combination of their traits. Along with the lesson plan itself, all of the worksheets necessary to complete the activity are attached.
First of all I choose this artifact because this was one of my first lesson plans, and I’m very proud of the work I put into it. It meets the standard by demonstrating my ability to create an engaging lesson plan that involves technology. This use of technology also helps to enhance student’s learning by introducing them to the world of 3-D printing, which is something they might use in their lives after high school.
This artifact is a lesson plan I created during a unit on iPads in the classroom. It is a mini-lesson on germs and germ prevention that was taught to a third grade class and culminated in a quick research project where students created a Wanted poster for a chosen germ. This lesson also goes along with this book, which was also created by myself.
I choose this artifact because it was the first time I taught a lesson that I created, and it taught me a lot about what I should and shouldn’t do in the future. The artifact meets the standard by demonstrating my ability to design a lesson plan, as well as my ability to teach it to a small group of kids. The lesson itself was also created so that it would give the students some practical advice that they can use inside and outside of school to stay healthy.